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Poroshenko: Investigation of embezzlement in Ukraine's army based on data leak

The head of the State doubts the veracity of all the information in the journalist investigation
19:47, 6 March 2019

Session of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council
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Journalist investigation Bihus.Info is based on data leak from the law enforcement agencies, as the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the session of the National Security and Defence Council on March 6, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“After a resonance journalist program about possible abuses in purchases for Ukroboronprom, which based on the data leak from the law enforcement agencies,… I have signed a decree dismissing Oleg Gladkovsky from the position of the First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council,” Poroshenko said.

Related: Ukraine should declassify state defense order, conduct full audit of Ukroboronprom, - Jovanovitch

He added that he “he would like to talk about what is true there and what is not”.

As it was reported earlier, the investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office detained the acting and former directors of the State Foreign Trade Enterprise SpetsTechnoExport on suspicion of embezzling $2,225 million, according to NABU.

Related: Embezzlement in Ukraine's army: Bail for each detained official of Ukroboronprom surpasses USD 1 mln

February 25, journalist investigations Bihus.Info, Nashi Hroshi program alleged that Igor Gladkovsky, the son of close Poroshenko ally Oleh Gladkovsky, former Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, organized a corruption scheme to smuggle spare military-equipment parts from Russia in 2015. State defense facilities purchased the smuggled spare parts from private companies linked to Hladkovsky and his friends at highly inflated prices. Ukroboronprom state concern, which supervises defense industry production facilities, knew the origin of the smuggled parts but agreed to purchase them.

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